Dark Details Fans Noticed In The MCU

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is full of epic, uplifting moments. Heroes like Iron Man and Captain Marvel overcome evil forces. The Avengers unite to reverse a mass extinction event. Characters fall in love, grow stronger, and learn how to become more fully-realized people. That said, fans online are pointing out that the MCU has some really dark details, as well. In Avengers: Endgame, if you look closely at Captain America's injured arm, you'll see that he actually uses his shield to hold together a vicious wound. Some of these dark details even pay homage to lost heroes. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hawkeye's newborn son wears a onesie with the name Pietro on it, honoring the recently deceased Quicksilver.

Check out this list of dark details fans noticed in the MCU, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


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    233 VOTES

    Cap Uses His Shield To Hold His Arm Together In 'Endgame'

    From Redditor u/SomeUsernameExcuse:

    In Avengers Endgame, when Captain America readjusts his shield, he makes a large grunt from pain. Turns out he’s using the shield to hold his forearm muscle in place because it got badly sliced in the 1-on-1 fight with Thanos.

    233 votes
  • 2
    192 VOTES

    Obadiah Refers To A Sinister Symphony In 'Iron Man'

    From Redditor u/Stormageddon789:

    In Iron Man, Obadiah tells Tony that the arc reactor is his 'ninth symphony.' In the classical music world, there is a belief that after a composer writes their ninth symphony they would die. He was implying that the arc reactor would be the last thing Tony created before Obadiah kills him.

    192 votes
  • 3
    217 VOTES

    Hawkeye Could Have Seen Black Widow's Death In 'Endgame'

    From Redditor u/Zedfourkay:

    In Avengers: Endgame (2019), when Black Widow falls, Hawkeye briefly looks away, as due to his enhanced far-sightedness, he didn't want to see her hit the ground.

    217 votes
  • 4
    218 VOTES

    The Birds Vanish In 'Endgame'

    From Redditor u/last_slice_of_bread2:

    In Avengers: Endgame, as the opening scene goes on, the sound of the birds around them gets quieter and quieter as they disintegrate.

    218 votes
  • 5
    177 VOTES

    Banner Attempts To Take His Own Life In 'The Incredible Hulk'

    From Redditor u/DuctapeCat:

    Avengers (2012) references a deleted scene in The Incredible Hulk, where he tries to commit suicide. This scene was thought to be too graphic for the PG audience they were looking for, so it was scrapped.

    177 votes
  • 6
    161 VOTES

    Killmonger's Mother Dies In Jail In 'Black Panther'

    From Redditor u/[deleted]:

    At the start of Black Panther, N'Jobu and a young Zuri are seen formulating a plan. According to Ryan Coogler they were about to break Killmonger's mom out of jail before King T'Chaka arrived and, after a series of events, killed him. Killmonger's mother stayed in prison and died there.

    161 votes